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Sri Lanka Easter Sunday blasts death toll rises to 207

Sunday 21/April/2019 - 02:23 PM
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Sri Lanka Easter Sunday blasts death toll rises to 207
The death toll from a series of blasts across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has risen to 207، while 450 are injured، Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said، Economynext website reported.

State Minister for Defence Ruwan Wijewardene had said the attacks were carried out by an extremist group، and some blasts were suicide bombings.

Noteworthy، Authorities in Sri Lanka have launched a massive security operation and imposed a curfew after a wave of bombs in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killed more than 200 people and injured hundreds، The Guardian reported.

The eight blasts، some of which officials said were suicide bomb attacks، appeared timed to cause maximum casualties among worshippers attending Easter services.

In one church، St. Sebastian’s in Katuwapitiya، north of the capital، Colombo، more than 50 people had been killed، a police official said. Much of the church roof was blown out in the explosion، with roof tiles and splintered wood littering the floor and pools of blood in between wounded worshippers.

In total، three churches and four hotels were targeted. The other explosion was in a house in Colombo، authorities said.

Edited By: Nada Moustafa

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